Ferryman is out and about (*coughfreeifyouSubscribecough*), which means it's time to write something new. Hey, how about that book I've been writing for TWELVE FREAKING YEARS?! Sadly, it still needs work. Unfortunately, I don't know how. It's gotten some good praise, but my frequent reading habits make me wonder if it's too same-old, so I … Continue reading Dear Reader, Will You Tear My Book a New One?
As a writer, there's a certain hierarchy of awesome when it comes to readers. Tier One: Buy the book. Thanks for the money! But you're going to read it, right? ...right? Tier Two: Read the book. That's better. You took time out of your life to read my work and I appreciate it. Fist bump. … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #17–The Best Thing You Can Do For A Writer
I haven't read too many books on writing. Personally, I find more use from actual courses which allow for real writing and critique. However, I do still read to write. I just read novels. If you want to write journalism, read newspapers and web articles. If you want to write biographies, read biographies. If you … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #8–Writing by Reading
Every Christian has been there. You're reading your Bible--God's inspired word. Divinity sits in your lap. As you peruse the teachings of Jesus, the acts of the disciples, the prophecies, the histories, and the letters, a light shines in your brain and you realize a great truth: "I haven't had Arby's in, like, forever!" Your … Continue reading When Reading Your Bible Is Stupid and Lame
Perusing the Christian section of the bookstore, I'm always on the lookout for a book that isn't a period piece, sports drama, an allegory, or a political/police thriller. That usually leaves me empty-handed (which is why I'm writing my own, shameless self-promotion), but this time, I found Billy Coffey's When Mockingbirds Sing and gave it a … Continue reading Christian Critic: When Mockingbirds Sing (Novel)
Mortis by Hannah Cobb Rating: 3/5 stars Summary: Mortis is a school that trains children from birth to become assassins. It's a place where death is so commonplace, no one even questions its morality. Except Jane. Though she begins as callous as the rest, Jane begins questioning whether killing is right or wrong. When she finally … Continue reading Book Review: “Mortis” School of Assassins. ‘Nuff Said.
A number of writers began following my blog recently, so I decided to re-post this running offer I have for free critiques of existing stories or works in progress. The title says it all: I wanna read your stuff. Why? To meet you, to hear your stories, and to give you feedback. Every writer needs … Continue reading Writers, I Wanna Read Your Stuff (Again)
As some of you may remember, I offered to edit/critique/review written works that people sent to me. One fellow took advantage of this and asked me to review his book, so I did and I put my review on Amazon. But I got the idea to start advertising the books I review, putting them on … Continue reading Book Review–Truth’s Blood
You shouldn't do everything in the Bible. ...Hmm? Still here? Okay, cool. It's an odd phrase for a Christian to say: you shouldn't do everything in the Bible. It's true, though. Even the most hard-up, old-school, fundamentalist Christians can agree on this. Yes, the Bible is our source, we believe the Bible is the ultimate … Continue reading Description vs. Prescription
I've done a lot of strictly sermon-like posts lately, and this blog is more than just that, so I thought I'd do a list instead. Being a writer, I'm also a reader. On top of that, I'm a bit of a tech dork--I don't have every newfangled invention, but i want 'em all, whether they're … Continue reading Top 5 Things I Love/HATE about E-Books